Nomvelo Makhanya, acclaimed for her role as Lindiwe Ngema on e.tv’s Scandal!, has declared her departure from acting after nearly a decade in the role. Despite winning a prestigious SAFTA award for her portrayal, Makhanya has firmly stated that she has no plans to return to television.
Lindiwe Ngema’s exit from Scandal! left a lasting impression on viewers, as her character’s emotional demise and extended funeral gripped audiences for almost three days. Ongoing online discussions reflect the profound connection fans had with the character.
In a recent live Instagram Q&A session, Makhanya confirmed her decision and revealed her focus on personal goals. Even if she were to consider a return to television, she emphasized it would be for a limited duration, underscoring her desire to explore interests beyond acting.
Quoting her sentiments, Makhanya stated, “I have no interest in joining the cast of a soap opera any time soon. If I’m on a soap opera, I won’t have time to explore other interests. In any case, I doubt I could last more than a year on a soap opera even if God wanted me there,” as reported by IndAfrica.
Reports suggest that the 26-year-old actress, at the time of her Scandal! departure, faced rumors linking her exit to romantic disappointment. Allegedly, she had to choose between her romantic relationship and her career, ultimately prioritizing her personal life over work.
As Lindiwe Makhanya gracefully exits the acting scene, fans wonder about her future endeavors, eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the talented actress’s life outside the realm of television dramas.